Program Information

School: McMaster University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Chemistry, General
Description: The Honours Chemistry program consists of four options: a core and three specializations. The core option consists of a specified set of basic requirements but otherwise allows a wide choice of other courses, including those from outside the Faculty of Science. The opportunity is therefore available for interdisciplinary studies, possibly leading to a Minor in another subject. Students may also wish to follow one of several specializations which are more appropriate for graduate studies in Chemistry or Biochemistry.

Enrolment in this co-op program is limited. Selection is based on academic achievement and an interview but requires, as a minimum, submission of the on-line application by the stated deadline, and completion of Level II Honours Chemistry with a Cumulative Average of at least 6.0. Information about the program and the selection procedure may be obtained from Science Career and Cooperative Education.

URL: Chemistry at McMaster University
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $28,946

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition, co-op, and mandatory supplementary fees.

Careers: Chemists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 82 to 85

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Calculus 

Applicants are required to have completion of High School Diploma plus: 5 courses numbered 30 or 31 (Alberta students please ask your school to send us a list of your courses for the entire year) including: English (English Language Arts 30-1), Pre-Calculus Math (Math 30-1), Calculus (Math 31, AP Calculus), Chemistry (Chemistry 30), and Physics (Physics 30). Note: it is recommended that all first semester grades and a list of all courses for the entire year be submitted no later than February 15th.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86